Sergio Villaverde, Esquire
Sergio Villaverde, Esq. is the founder of Villaverde Law; a community based matrimonial family law practice.
Born and raised in New York City, and presently residing in New York City. Sergio has dedicated his adult life to service others and his community.
Upon graduating from John F. Kennedy H.S., in The Bronx, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, while serving as an Emergency Medical Technician in NYC, a Police Officer in the NYPD, and obtaining an Associate of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science- with honors, and finally, a Juris Doctor from Fordham University school of Law.
With over 28 years of experience in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, where he currently holds the rank of Commander, Mr. Villaverde has served in military, legal, law enforcement, and Senior Leadership and roles. He has received commendations for service in numerous operations and served as a reservist during the Gulf war- was activated to service September 11, 2001, National Security Response to Persian Gulf Hostilities, and the 2010 Response to the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.
Mr. Villaverde is a retired New York City Police Officer, and while a member of the NYPD, he served the neighborhoods of mid-west, The Bronx. His assignments included: Patrol, Community Policing, plain-clothes detail, and training officer. As an active Police Officer in service of the community, Sergio made arrests ranging from armed robbery to spousal and child abuse. He received various awards for meritorious service, and three integrity awards for arresting criminals who attempted to bribe him.
Mr. Villaverde has always maintained a direct link to the community, which he has proudly and continuously served. He has been a volunteer baseball coach, mentor, Chairman of a local youth services corporation, and a volunteer attorney for battered women, member of Community Planning Board and Chair of its Economic Development Committee.
Jessica Torruella, Paralegal
Jessica Torruella graduated with an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies from Laguardia Community College in 2009. Ms. Torruella has over 6 years of experience in dealings with Family Law Litigation, Matrimonial Actions, Contested and Uncontested Divorces. She serves as the Administrator of initial client in-take, scheduling of consultations, drafting child support, custody/visitation, petitions, preparing pleadings, correspondence, reviewing legal documents for ultimate approval, and assisting with discovery responses and production. Jessica also assists the firm with trial preparation, including preparing trial notebooks, exhibits and subpoenas, maintaining the order of complex and confidential files, recruiting, delegating and supervising all support staff.